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Subject: Re: Advice please on what mics for recording in quiet outdoor enviro
From: "BinauralBrisbane" binauralbrisba=
Date: Mon Sep 10, 2012 1:24 pm ((PDT))

Hi Ian,
I use a pair of Audio Technica AT4022's with a Schneider Disk for recording=
 in the wild, they have very low self noise (13dB(A)) and compare very favo=
rably to MKH8020's from all I have read and heard, and can be bought for ar=
ound a quarter of the price.
Check out Vicki Powys comparison on SoundCloud:
Kind regards,

Tony Innes

On 11/09/2012, at 4:43, "im_rawes" <> wrote:

> Hello, I hope someone can advise me on this.
> I'm used to recording in and around my home city where background noise l=
evels are quite high.
> Now I want to make some recordings in semi-wilderness areas like the Scot=
tish Highlands and elsewhere. On a trip to Scotland earlier this year I fou=
nd that my DPA 2006Cs (supposedly 16dBA) were far too noisy for recording i=
n forests, on moorland, and by a loch in the evening.
> Since then I have been thinking of saving up for a pair of Sennheiser MKH=
 8020s (self-noise 10dBA) but have also come across people making nature/so=
undscape recordings using Rode NT1As - 5dBA and a lot cheaper!
> Given that I'm an impoverished sound archivist, would the NT1As be a good=
 purchase, or should I start a savings plan for the MKH 8020s?
> Thanks,
> Ian
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